AfricaBet describes a long-established online bookmaker, operating since 1980 and primarily catering to betting enthusiasts in Africa. Although there is a certain predominance in sports, the casino boasts a huge potential, despite its rather late entry into the sector in 2005. There are many features that make the case for the business and most of them point to an excellent resource, if not a springboard, for many African sporting events. It remains to be seen what values this branded institution retains.
AfricaBet is owned by the parent company Africabet International Limited. Its many years of existence have earned it a license from the relevant authorities. In addition to an official license, the site operates under the authorization of the Curaçao Gaming Commission. In order to enhance the security of users, the site has already taken all the necessary measures to ensure the smooth running of the business. The implementation of 128-bit SSL encryption technology guarantees complete security of players’ personal and financial data. In addition, the use of a random number generator testifies to the reliability of the games available on the portal.
Faced with the addictive behaviour of some players, AfricaBet takes its responsible gambling policy very seriously. Therefore, the establishment has decided to partner with many organizations such as Gamblers Anonymous, Gambling Therapy and Responsible Gambling Trust for a better contribution.
Website and mobile application
AfricaBet offers all its users, experienced or novice, the opportunity to discover a functional and eye-catching website. The whole interface reflects a simple look, enhanced by a modern touch. For a clearer approach to its visitors, the site operates in several different languages, including English and German. Strategically placed control buttons lead to a much simpler and more convenient navigation.
According to sources, the bookmaker has a rather special mobile application. The program is only used to view the betting slips. Placing bets on a mobile phone requires a mobile website that is compatible with the browser. This option is able to replicate exactly the functionality of the desktop. Of all the sports events and games available on the page, virtual sports are unfortunately not supported by this version. Nevertheless, the two tools offered to punters on the move provide them with constant stability.
To become an active member of AfricaBet, you will be asked to create an account and follow the bookmaker’s instructions:
- Click on the “Register now” tab, once on the homepage;
- Fill in the fields on the first form with your personal details. These should contain your title, first and last name, date of birth, ID number, e-mail, full address, region, country, postcode, town and telephone number;
- Click on “Next” to continue with the rest of the process.
In order to be successful, please ensure that you provide the correct information and keep it in the required order
Bonuses and promotions
AfricaBet does not display enough explanation or specific details about bonus offers. However, one review claims the existence of a free bet to entice customers to install the application. Apart from the birthday bonus, players can still enjoy several varieties of bonuses. Another important detail is that the operator is able to credit an account with no balance, if the player wants to place bets. To find the full range of offers, please click on the ‘Promotions’ section.
The betting and gambling market
AfricaBet’s sports section has good content and caters perfectly for even the most demanding users. The calendar of events covers more than 100 local and international sports, and includes several betting options for each market. Football remains the main focus of the public, with around 60,000 matches per year. Bet types include handicap, scorers, over/under and special offers. Other varieties of events include, in addition to regional championships, competitions on British and North American sports. The full list of disciplines is located on the left-hand side of the page and you simply select your preferred category. The main advantages also include the “Cash in my bet” feature, as well as relatively high odds. On the other hand, AfricaBet pays special attention to the ‘Live Betting’ section. The focus is on the broadcasting of matches, which the player selects at random on a screen. Most of the time, regular matches in preparatory tournaments take place, accompanied by a multitude of betting options. For more details, go to the specified section.
Speaking of casinos, AfricaBet prides itself on living up to expectations. Despite its progress, the site does not yet have a slots or video poker section. Instead, its best feature is a game library with various lottery, card and dice games. But the interesting aspects of the lobby are actually in the ‘Live’ section. Many of these games are also available, this time with the help of real dealers. War of Bets, bet on poker, baccarat, Wheel of Fortune, Lucky 5, 6, 7 and Dice Duel are among the most attractive.
AfricaBet makes every effort to simplify financial transactions for customers. The following options are available for both deposits and withdrawals:
- Visa, MasterCard ;
- ecoPayz, DusuPay, Telecash, Zim Switch, Verve, MTN mobile money, Airtel Money;
- Bitcoin crypto currency.
AfricaBet is able to accept various currencies including Euro, Kenyan shilling (KES), Nigerian naira (NGN), Tanzanian shilling (TZS), Zimbabwean dollar (ZWL), Rwandan franc (RWF) and many others. The operator sets the minimum and maximum deposit limit between $10 and $10,000, or the equivalent depending on the currency. When withdrawing money, a maximum of $500 is allowed to be withdrawn in one go. The establishment does not intend to charge an additional fee, which is a real strength of the bookmaker.
AfricaBet’s customer service is of a high standard. In case of any problems, there are various ways to reach the support team. Here are the alternatives offered by the operator :
- Live chat, which is very fast and convenient. Answers are given in less than 5 minutes;
- E-mail, by sending a message to the address indicated. It will take about an hour to get a solution;
- Mobile phone, using the WhatsApp messaging service. This option is for punters outside Zimbabwe and in foreign countries;
- The contact form.
All advice provided by the staff, as well as conversations, are in English. The most important thing to note is the competence of an extremely professional team. In addition, players can use the FAQ section by clicking on the “Help & Support” link.